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Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V

Specifications

Asus U30JC-A1/QX043VNotebook: Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V (U30 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M 512 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.192kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 81%, features: 74%, display: 81% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V

85% Review Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V Notebook | Notebookcheck
All-Day Core i5. Asus has removed the L from their product description and created a more powerful 13.3-incher equipped with a Core i5-430M. Can they live up to their promise of all-day computing with the help of the Nvidia Optimus? Read on to find out!
85% Test Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 81% display: 81% mobility: 90% workmanship: 89% ergonomy: 77% emissions: 89%
88% Leicht & ausdauernd: Subnotebooks im Test
Source: PC Praxis - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.192 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


86%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E
GeForce 310M, Core i3 330M

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo IdeaPad Z460A
GeForce 310M, Pentium P6200, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Z360-M3597GE
GeForce 310M, Core i5 450M, 15.6", 2 kg
Lenovo B560-M488TGE
GeForce 310M, Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.399 kg
Asus P42JC-VO012X
GeForce 310M, Core i5 450M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad V560
GeForce 310M, Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.444 kg
Asus K50IP
GeForce 310M, Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Dell Vostro 3500
GeForce 310M, Core i5 430M, 15.6", 2.45 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus X555LA-XX053D
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus X555LN-DM473H
GeForce 840M, Core i7 5500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus X453MA
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 14.0", 2 kg
Asus X555MA
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus K450CA-BH21T
HD Graphics (Ivy Bridge), Pentium 2117U, 14.0", 2.1 kg
Asus ASUSPRO Advanced B551LA-CN169G
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Asus K551LN
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus X553MA-XX044H
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU401LA-CZ040G
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 14.0", 1.7 kg
Asus R453LN-WX085
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Asus ASUSPRO ESSENTIAL PU550CA
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Asus X751L
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Asus R510LN
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Asus K511LA
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Asus VivoBook S451LA-CA045H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Asus ASUSPRO Advanced Bu401La
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Asus B551LA-CN018G
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Asus K56CB
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Asus X552EA-DH41
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Asus ASUSPRO Advanced B551LA-CR026G
Iris Graphics 5100, Core i7 4558U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-06-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)